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Startups Don't Take Vacays: Time Is Money, Summer Shouldn't Mean A Decline In Your Productivity

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>By now you should be settling in nicely in your new office, enjoying your new routine and watching the revenues start to climb. Our startup journey to date has seen us raise our initialseed capital, learn how …

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

In Philadelphia, police clash with supporters of Baltimore protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Across the world, demonstrators are taking to the streets to support Baltimore protesters and to complain about police brutality in their own towns. In the United States, the protests took place Thursday in Philadelphia and Cincinnati.<p>The protests will probably continue, at least into the …

Justice

Uber may now be worth $50 billion. Really?

Now that's an expensive cab ride!<p>Ride sharing app Uber is reportedly raising more money in a round of financing that would value the company at $50 billion.<p>That is higher than 406 companies in the S&P 500, including blue chip industry leaders like FedEx (FDX), Capital One (COF), DirecTV (DTV) and …

Autonomous Vehicle

Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.<p>Obama announced …

Barack Obama

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

Starbucks extracts more money with pricier drinks, food

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is extracting more money from customers with offerings like a "Flat White" espresso drink and revamped baked goods that cost a little more.<p>The Seattle-based chain reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday, with sales jumping 7 percent at established U.S. stores. The …

Coffee

U.S. Wages Are Historically Great, Or They’re Awful. It Depends on Your Preferred Inflation Measure

Wages for most workers have been rising only slowly since the recession ended, one factor limiting acceleration in consumer spending and faster economic growth.

Economics

6 Baltimore police officers suspended amid investigation of suspect's fatal spine injury

Baltimore's mayor, police officials, and prosecutor sought to calm their city Monday, while six officers were suspended as authorities investigated how a suspect suffered a fatal spine injury in police custody last week.<p>A week after Freddie Gray, 25, was pulled off the street and into a police van, …

Justice

Judge gives chimpanzees human rights for the first time (update)

New York justice briefly decrees two apes are covered by habeas corpus before changing her court order<p>For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively …

European Bonds Hit Record Highs After ECB Holds Rates

Stocks hover near record highs after ECB underscores commitment to massive bond buys<p>Bonds struck new record highs, while stocks remained buoyant on Wednesday, after the European Central Bank kept key interest rates on hold and underscored its unwavering commitment to a massive bond-purchase program …

Stock Markets

Two men convicted of terrorist plot to attack New York-Toronto train

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier, who investigators say were advised by al-Qaida members, could face life sentences after Canadian court verdict<p>Two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of several terror-related charges and could …

Mexican woman who lived through revolution dies at 127: government

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A woman has died at the age of 127 in western Mexico, a government agency that verified her age said on Friday.<p>Leandra Becerra was born in the northern border state of Tamaulipas on Aug. 31, 1887, and died on Thursday morning at her home in Zapopan in the western state of …

Mexico

Why men lose their memory younger than women

Men are affected by memory loss earlier than women, according to a study. Why does it happen and what can we do to stave it off?<p>Men over 40 have worse memories than women of the same age, <b>according to a study</b> carried out by American scientists.<p>The research showed that the hippocampus area of the …

If you remember this story, another memory will die off

Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories<p>Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Birmingham University and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit …

The Brain

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

How to be a success? Get up before dawn

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, while American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is woken at 4.30am for a game of tennis. You snooze, you lose...<p>I have never understood the impulse that drives people to do things because they have seen someone famous doing them. If anything, you’d think it would be …

Anna Wintour

The US proposes the first Arctic-specific federal regulations for oil and gas drilling

The regulations would require companies to fortify their contingency plans in case of spills<p>The Obama administration yesterday proposed the first-ever federal regulations for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The rules would require companies to create …

Oil & Gas Industry

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …